COVID 19 IMPACT: Which restaurants in Hong Kong have decided to close down this April?

by: WOM Contributor
09 Apr 2020

As Hong Kong’s dining scene continues to struggle in this climate, unfortunately, our celebrated eateries and diners have decided to close their doors. Before they officially drop the hammer, head to one (or all) of these restaurants for their last supper.

image via Al Forno Facebook

Al Forno

From Thursday, 30 April, celebrated Soho pizzeria Al Forno will be temporarily closing its doors due to leasing issues. Freshly made with premium ingredients, their traditional Italian stove oven-baked pies result in crispy golden-brown exteriors and flavours that pack a punch. Head over soon for a slice (or five!) of everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure.

Al Forno, Shop 2, UG/F, King Ho Building, 41-49 Aberdeen Street, Central, +852 2898 3833;

image via Jimmy’s Kitchen Facebook

Jimmy’s Kitchen

Another one to temporarily throw in the towel due to leasing issues is one of Hong Kong’s well-renowned culinary institutions, Jimmy’s Kitchen. After over 90 years of serving quintessentially British colonial fare[1] , the iconic Wyndham mainstay will close down at the end of May 2020 and relocate to a new home soon. Don’t miss the chance to try out one of the finest dining experiences the city has to offer. Call ahead to book a table.

Jimmy’s Kitchen, G/F South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2526 5293;


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蛇王二 She Wong Yee

Feeling the full force of Hong Kong’s tough F&B market, Michelin-recommended 蛇王二 She Wong Yee (read: Snake King) on Causeway Bay has decided to close down by the end of April 2020 (date: TBC). They may be better known for their signature snake soup but the Cantonese cuisine experts have also developed a following for their lap mei fan, barbecued meats, and double-boiled soups. If you dare, drop by at Percival Street for your reptile fix.

蛇王二 She Wong Yee, 24 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, +852 2831 0163


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手日土 Pinch Studio

Caffeine and ceramics lovers mourn as one of Kwun Tong’s (possibly) best well-kept secret, 手日土 Pinch Studio shuts down on Tuesday, 14 April. After two years, the minimalist ceramic cafe has decided to hang up their aprons. Make it a weekend to-do so you can have your final cup of Joe, and make it, too.

手日土 Pinch Studio, Flat A9, 4/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building Block A, 16-18 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, +852 5743 5034;

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Bread and Beast

This just in: WOM favourite and artisanal sandwich deli Bread and Beast will only be in operation until the end of April. Not all’s lost though because you can still sample their signature rice bowls at the comfort of your own home with their new delivery service, Beast Bowl. Tame the animal inside and place your orders ASAP.